Verses to use in witnessing
You may want to mark these key verses in your Bible, so you can find them quickly when explaining these points while witnessing.
God—who He is and what He is like:
John 4:24: God is Spirit, and those who worship Him must worship in spirit and truth.
Ephesians 4:6: [There is] one God and Father of all, who is above all, and through all, and in you all.
1 John 4:8: God is love.
Jesus—who He is, why He came, and what He does for us:
John 8:12: I am the light of the world. He who follows Me shall not walk in darkness, but have the light of life.
John 11:25-26: I am the resurrection and the life. He who believes in Me, though he may die, he shall live. And whoever lives and believes in Me shall never die.
John 14:6: I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through Me.
1 Timothy 1:15: Jesus came into the world to save sinners.
1 Timothy 2:5: There is one God and one Mediator between God and men, the Man Christ Jesus.
Why we are separated from God’s love:
Isaiah 59:2: Your iniquities have separated you from your God; and your sins have hidden His face from you, so that He will not hear.
Romans 3:23: All have sinned and fall short of the glory of God.
Salvation is a gift that cannot be earned through good works:
Romans 6:23: The wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.
Ephesians 2:8-9: For by grace you have been saved through faith, and that not of yourselves; it is the gift of God, not of works, lest anyone should boast.
Titus 3:5: Not by works of righteousness which we have done, but according to His mercy He saved us, through the washing of regeneration [spiritual rebirth] and renewing of the Holy Spirit.
Eternal salvation—what it is and how to receive it:
John 3:16: For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life.
John 1:12: As many as received Him [Jesus], to them He gave the right to become children of God, to those who believe in His name.
Revelation 3:20: Behold, I stand at the door and knock. If anyone hears My voice and opens the door, I will come in to him and dine with him, and he with Me.
How to know you have eternal life once you have received Jesus as your Savior:
John 3:36: He who believes in the Son has everlasting life; and he who does not believe the Son shall not see life, but the wrath of God abides on him.
John 5:24: He who hears My Word and believes in Him who sent Me has everlasting life, and shall not come into judgment, but has passed from death into life.
John 10:28: I give them eternal life, and they shall never perish; neither shall anyone snatch them out of My hand.
Acts 16:31: Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, and you will be saved.
Why we need the Holy Spirit:
Matthew 3:11: I [John the Baptist] indeed baptize you with water unto repentance, but He [Jesus] who is coming after me is mightier than I, whose sandals I am not worthy to carry. He will baptize you with the Holy Spirit and fire.
John 14:16: I will pray the Father, and He will give you another Helper, that He may abide with you forever.
John 14:26: The Helper, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in My name, He will teach you all things, and bring to your remembrance all things that I said to you.
John 16:13: However, when He, the Spirit of truth, has come, He will guide you into all truth; for He will not speak on His own authority, but whatever He hears He will speak; and He will tell you things to come.
Acts 1:8: You shall receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you; and you shall be witnesses to Me … to the end of the earth.
Luke 4:18: The Spirit of the Lord is upon Me … He has anointed Me to preach the gospel.
Galatians 5:22-23: The fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control. Against such there is no law.
To be filled with the Holy Spirit, simply ask:
Luke 11:9-13: So I say to you, ask, and it will be given to you; seek, and you will find; knock, and it will be opened to you. For everyone who asks receives, and he who seeks finds, and to him who knocks it will be opened. If a son asks for bread from any father among you, will he give him a stone? Or if he asks for a fish, will he give him a serpent instead of a fish? Or if he asks for an egg, will he offer him a scorpion? If you then, being evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your heavenly Father give the Holy Spirit to those who ask Him!